Monday, 4 April 2011

Introduction to me and my blog

All real education is the architecture of the soul.
William Bennett

Ok, so I wanted to use this post to introduce myself and what I’m going to be writing about in my blog. Basically what I’ll be writing about is my life and right now my entire life revolves around architecture. I’m currently undertaking my first year in Architecture at RMIT in Melbourne. RMIT is known around Australia as the best architecture course in Australia and as a result of this, the tutors chose to give us more work than any other university in the country for architecture, and this is why my life revolves around architecture. I also work part time as a gym instructor/receptionist and I am undertaking my certificate 4 in personal training, so I will include parts of that in my blogs as well.
So now, a bit more about me, on a more personal level. My favourite current architect is Santiago Calatrava (I have a poll up to see who your favourite is, if you have any other suggestions, just leave a comment). I am inspired by both Japanese architecture, traditional and contemporary and also, Spanish architecture. I have grown up in the fitness industry, with my family owning a personal training studio. So this is where my interest in personal training came from. I also need the extra cash flow of being a personal trainer to support me as an architecture student as my course is ridiculously expensive.
Now this blog is rather formal and, well, kind of boring to read, but don’t worry, I just used this as an introduction to get you up to scratch, I’m sure I’ll use my blog as a way of venting my frustrations and anger a lot, so you should get some pretty good entertainment out of it. So keep on reading my blogs and I’ll talk to you later!
A joke to end on- “Stealing the paintings”
“Recently a guy in Paris nearly got away with stealing several paintings from the Louvre. However, after planning the crime, getting in and out past security, he was captured only 2 blocks away when his Econoline ran out of gas. When asked how he could mastermind such a crime and then make such an obvious error, he replied: "I had no Monet to buy Degas to make the Van Gogh."